About Our Mobile Food Dens

The Food Den Limited is a premium GLUTEN FREE mobile food vendor & caterer, built upon decades of service in the hospitality industry. We have a reputation for being great, safe and reliable.

Not only is our food delicious, it’s also Gluten Free: (8 years and counting) hot chips, freshly battered hot dogs, smoked streaky bacon butties, American hot dogs & Loaded fries We even have a range of hot and cold drinks and Ice cold slushies available in each trailer.

As an environmentally conscious business we’ve spent the last 4 years replacing  all our food packaging with 100% Plastic-free paper packaging. That means no plant based plastic (PLA), oil based plastic (PET) or synthetic based plastic lining (BIOPBS) on any of our paper products. We don’t use plastic cups or straws, only 100% compostable paper products.

Our paper packaging is able to be composted in any commercial or home environments, and break down faster than plastic lined products used extensively today.

In fact we have our own compost and worm farm facilities, we re-use all packaging materials used in the manufacture and transport of our food, and recycle at our local transfer station.

When it comes to energy efficiency we use LED lighting throughout all of our food trailers and yard, electricity is supplemented with our 10KW solar system, and because we’re based in a rural environment we have 50,000 litres of rain water tanks for cleaning and irrigating.

We don’t just talk about being environmentally friendly, we’re actually doing it.

If you’re wanting sweet treats at your event, then we have you sorted for that, too. The Lil Orbits Donut Den serves delicious hot mini donuts and Slushies. View here for more details

All our Food trailers are capable of operating 24/7 and we promise to never run out of food, so if you’ve got an all day, all night, or all weekend event then we’ve got you covered. All of our Food Dens operate under the latest Food Control Plan Exemption # WEBB 9U7TQB (formerly Food Permits & Registration). We carry the latest fire safety equipment, gas certification, electrical warrant of fitness and silent generators.

South Island Event organisers

If you need fast, professional, mobile food caravans with time-proven capability then The Food Den has the experience, equipment, and catering for you.

Email us now for more information or call Grace on 021 547223 today

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This is exciting! Along with our red, yellow, and green bins, we are also going to get a blue bin - for glass bottles and glass jars (no lids, caps, or rubbish stuffed in them). The people who sort the recycling will be very happy to not have all the broken glass to sort through anymore. The glass is going to be recycled into bottles for the NZ wine industry. We're fans of helping the wine industry ♻️🍾🍾♻️ Ka rawe, Timaru District Council
#thefoodden #donutden #kaitiakitanga #recyclingTimaru District says hello to a new, blue bin.

Timaru District Council is beginning the significant process of delivering 22,000 new blue bins as part of its new service from early July.

The new 80 litre blue bins for the separate collection of glass bottles and jars are a new addition to the existing red, yellow and green bins familiar to district residents. The new bins will allow us to separate out glass and significantly reduce contamination from broken glass in the yellow recycling bins.

Council Group Manager Infrastructure Andrew Dixon said that this was the first significant change to the system since it was first introduced over 15 years ago.

“Moving from one bin to three bins in 2005 was a significant change for people, but our community really embraced it as a chance for them to do their bit for the environment and increase the life of our landfill.

“Adding the glass only blue bin enables the community to take the next step and improve how we recycle glass, reducing levels of contamination in our yellow recycling bins and opening new markets for us to better use the glass collected in the district.

“We’d previously been using glass for low value uses such as capping our landfill cells. Separating glass bottles and jars out enables us to send it to a specialist company that will recycle it into bottles for the New Zealand wine industry.

“It’s really important to remember that although this goes some way to improving our recycling performance, it’s really important that we also keep focusing on reducing the other major sources of yellow bin contamination such as unclean or inappropriate items.

“Our community did an amazing job with the introduction of the previous system, so we know they’ll embrace this new move to significantly increase our overall sustainability and further lengthen the life of our landfill.”

The new bins are being delivered throughout May and June prior to the start of the new service in July. People using our stacker crate service will also receive an 80-litre glass only blue bin as part of the service upgrade.

From the week of 5 July (North Zone) and 12 July (South Zone) the glass only blue bin will start to be collected on the same day as the yellow recycling bin.

Red, Yellow and Green bin collection cycles won’t change, and there is no increase in waste minimisation fee for the fourth bin.

Key points to remember:
- The glass only blue bins will be progressively delivered to kerbside from the week commencing 17 May, this will take several weeks so please be patient.
- If you haven’t received a bin by 25 June, please get in touch with us.
- Each bin is uniquely coded to the house to which it’s delivered. There will be an address sticker on the side and an RFID tag embedded in the bin.
- Houses in multi-unit dwellings and with shared driveways need to ensure they pick up the correct bin. Check the sticker on the side.
- Customers with the stacker crate service will also receive a blue bin.
- Once your new bin is delivered, take it onto your property and although you can fill it, it won’t be collected until the week of 5 July.
- If you are going on holiday over this period, you may want to ask a neighbour to take your bin onto your property.

For more details about what goes in each bin visit timaru.govt.nz/whatsinmybin
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This is exciting! Along with our red, yellow, and green bins, we are also going to get a blue bin - for glass bottles and glass jars (no lids, caps, or rubbish stuffed in them). The people who sort the recycling will be very happy to not have all the broken glass to sort through anymore. The glass is going to be recycled into bottles for the NZ wine industry. Were fans of helping the wine industry ♻️🍾🍾♻️ Ka rawe, Timaru District Council
#thefoodden #donutden #kaitiakitanga #recycling

Just $20 for a safe night. How many nights can you help with? The Food Den supports Women's Refuge New Zealand and we're spreading the word about how easy it is to book a safe night or even set up a regular donation.
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First Monday of the school holidays and it's also the start of our off-season. Happy Monday ♻😍💛
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First Monday of the school holidays and its also the start of our off-season. Happy Monday ♻😍💛
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Sustainability Series Post 4. Did you hear RNZ morning report on 12 March? It was all about "trouble brewing over compostable coffee cup imports" with quotes from our packaging supplier, Chris Thomson of Ashbec Trading, and our very own Dennis McGrath. Have a listen www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018787191 🍟🥤🍟♻😍 🚩 #thefoodden #donutden #sustainability #kaitiakitanga #plasticfreepackaging #compost ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
Sustainability Series Post 4. Did you hear RNZ morning report on 12 March? It was all about trouble brewing over compostable coffee cup imports with quotes from our packaging supplier, Chris Thomson of Ashbec Trading, and our very own Dennis McGrath. Have a listen https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018787191 🍟🥤🍟♻😍 🚩 #thefoodden #donutden #sustainability #kaitiakitanga #plasticfreepackaging #compost

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